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In this Issue
*Advocates Call on TTC to Pause Wheel-Trans Changes, Saying Thousands Could Lose Access
*Tell the Ford Government, School Boards and Others To Use Recommended New Standard for Ensuring Accessibility of the Built Environment
*New Service Offers One-Stop Help to Connect Kids With Mental Health Care
*For Canadians With Disabilities, Supports are Often too Little, too Late
*Bills Threaten Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Any more’
*Ottawa Ride-Sharing Companies Agree to Hike Accessibility Fee to 10 Cents Per Ride
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Advocates Call on TTC to Pause Wheel-Trans Changes, Saying Thousands Could Lose Access
Changes mean people with disabilities, seniors may just stay home, advocates say
Tell the Ford Government, School Boards and Others To Use Recommended New Standard for Ensuring Accessibility of the Built Environment
Ontario desperately needs to modernize its outdated laws to ensure that buildings and the built environment becomes accessible to people with disabilities. The Ford Government has received a promising blueprint for this. This can help propel Ontario in the right direction towards becoming accessible to people with disabilities. Will the Ford Government act?
New Service Offers One-Stop Help to Connect Kids With Mental Health Care
Kids’ mental health has been front of mind during the pandemic. A new service will simplify the search for mental health care in the region.
A groundbreaking new resource is available in eastern Ontario to help de-mystify and de-stress the process of finding accessible, appropriate mental health or addiction services for a child or youth in need.
For Canadians With Disabilities, Supports are Often too Little, too Late
Last week I received a mysterious direct deposit of $600 from the government of Canada. I checked my CRA online account and searched my memory. Finally, it dawned on me. It was a federal COVID-19 disability payment for my son Albert Jucker-Kiddle, who died at the young age of seven on March 4, 2019.
Bills Threaten Disabled Voters: ‘We Don’t Have a Voice Any more’
Legislation across the country would restrict voting methods and accommodations that people with disabilities are disproportionately likely to rely on.
The experience was so demeaning that Susie Angel did not vote again for two decades.
Ottawa Ride-Sharing Companies Agree to Hike Accessibility Fee to 10 Cents Per Ride
Ride-sharing companies have agreed to pay more for an accessibility fee to the city of Ottawa, but it’s not the 30 cents a ride charge Council was hoping for.
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